Why Gastric Band Hyopnosis Doesn’t Work

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Why Gastric Band Hypnosis Doesn’t Work


Well, I’ve had some interesting comments re: Gastric Band Hypnosis. Many of you said you would like to remain anonymous, but have given me permission to use your comments.

One main point was: how can hypnotherapists claim that Gastric Band Hypnotherapy works, if it doesn’t? Well, Gastric Band Hypnosis may work initially, but for how long?

If we forget about the fact that, in the case of overeating, the food is never the problem, we are left with the ludicrous idea that we can fool ourselves into believing that we have undergone surgery. Well, you can fool some of the people some of the time….

Now, the subconscious mind is suggestible and very powerful, so it could go with the surgery belief for a short while. In stage hypnosis, many suggestions are given and never reversed. What happens is, the person goes with the suggestion until the mind just naturally reverts to ‘normal’ operation – the ‘old routine’. This is how the mind works.

If you think about a New Year’s resolution… it may have an effect for a very short while, but then, the mind returns to its old routine. Ask anyone who has taken out gym membership in January or has had Gastric Band Hypnosis for any length of time.

The way to lose weight , naturally, is to understand how the mind is connecting to the excess food and then disconnect it! It’s simple and sets up a new set of connections that become our new ‘old routine’.

If you have had Gastric Band Hypnosis, and would like to share your experience – even anonymously – please get in touch.


Why Gastric Band Hyopnosis Doesn’t Work — 1 Comment

  1. In the above post about my serious misgivings concerning Gastric Band
    Hypnotherapy, I also included references to ‘Hypnoband’. I have been
    contacted by John Maclean, the creator of ‘Hypnoband’, who informed me that I did not have the right to use that term, as he owns it. I removed it immediately.

    We entered into an exchange of emails where John pointed out that, with his system, they deal with the emotional connection to the food, as well as doing gastric band. I am a firm believer in finding the emotional connection to the food in order to change the eating pattern. John said that he has found that, by combining both, there is an improved success rate. On this point we differ, but hey. The point is – John’s system does not belong with the expensive, symptom-based way of dealing with weight loss in hypnotherapy.

    I would like to apologise to John for including his system in, what I believed to be, the way Gastric Band Hypnotherapy was carried out. I would also like to thank you, John, for the friendly and informative way you dealt with this.”